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Subhash Narayan, Nirbhay Kumar
India mulls rupee trade with LatAm India is looking at working out a rupee trade arrangement with a host of Latin American countries where exporters are facing payment-related problems either due to a prevailing financial crisis there
Falaknaaz Syed
Private banks pip PSBs on profitability quotient Public sector banks that have declared earnings for the fourth quarter of the last financial year so far have shown a slide in profitability due to higher credit cost, while private banks have been ab
Ritwik Mukherjee
Profit motive drives consolidation move The proposed merger of ACC and Ambuja Cements, both group companies LafargeHolcim of France, has thrown up more questions than one, the most pertinent being: is there room for more consolidation?
Falaknaaz Syed
Loan waivers could add to fiscal burden A Reserve Bank of India report on state finances has cautioned about the increase in future liabilities of states if they jump onto the “bandwagon” of farm loan waivers.
Falaknaaz Syed
Financial health of states The increasing reliance on market borrowing, along with the enablingconditions for additional borrowing by states as provided by 14th Finance Commission poses challenges for the sustainability of stat
Yajurvindra Singh
Close-in: Ready champs? The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) finally succumbed to the pressure from the International Cricket Council (ICC) to participate in the Champions Trophy to be held in England from 1 June
Preeti Shenoy
Slice of life: don’t pretend, take pride in being what you are Bow-wow, a 30-year-old rapper and actor recently became the butt of ridicule on social media for posting a photo on his Instagram account, where he said he was boarding a private jet at Atlanta.
Kriti Jain
RISKFACTOR: Hindsight bias How many times have you come across people who seem to know it all? Heard people say ‘I told you so’ or ‘this was bound to happen’?
Sudeshna Banerjee
Swadeshi Punch There was a time in India when ‘phoren’ was regarded as in. FMCG, clothes, wellness, apparels, the brand recall of all things made out of India, were considered as the touchpoint of success.
Ranjan Das
Cinema Scope: Many roles of the director The year was 1991. Shah Rukh Khan was yet to make his debut and Laxmikant Pyarelal still ruled the roost.

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